Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) seeks a full-time senior fellow to focus on China. The successful applicant will be familiar with Chinese hard and soft power with a track record of writing for publication on both.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct deep research and analysis on Chinese financial, economic and political warfare, cyber policy, and military activity.
  • Write for publication on the above and related topics (both internal and external publications, including newspapers, journals, and online outlets).
  • Serve as a resource for research and analysis to members of the policy community.
  • Discuss issues related to your research at events, both organized by FDD and in outside venues, including on television and radio news programs.
  • Testify before Congress and other U.S. government entities and international governmental bodies on your research findings when invited to do so.
  • Help to expand the reach of FDD's research to appropriate audiences in the U.S. government, foreign governments, private sector entities and journalism.
  • Other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's or PhD in international relations, political science, or similar field.
  • Nuanced understanding of American policy making.
  • 8+ years experience in a relevant field.
  • Previous publications in books, academic journals, policy journals, or periodicals (please provide a detailed bibliography of your publications).
  • Ability to define objectives and execute research plans.
  • Research fluency in written and spoken Mandarin preferred but not required
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

FDD is a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample. Please include the cover letter expressing your specific interest in FDD. No phone calls, please. Any inquiries may be sent to jobs@defenddemocracy.org.

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